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FOURTH ANNUAL MAYOR’S REMEMBRANCE WALK

SLATED FOR SEPTEMBER 6

 

(Tuesday, August 11, 2009) -- Mayor Mufi Hannemann invites the public to participate in the fourth annual Mayor’s Remembrance Walk on Sunday, September 6, in observance of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.

 

Mayor Hannemann said, “As we approach the eighth anniversary of the attacks on our country, we must honor those who perished that day and recognize the first-responders and members of the armed forces who continue to ensure our safety.  The walk is our way of remembering the losses we suffered, as well as recognize the guardians of our freedom.”

 

The public is invited to participate.  Marchers should gather at the entrance of the Honolulu Police Department headquarters, 801 South Beretania Street, by 6:30 p.m.

 

The walk will be led by a procession of bagpipe and drum players and includes brief ceremonies and wreath presentations beginning at the Honolulu Police Department.  Marchers will then proceed makai on Alapai to the Honolulu Fire Department, at South and Queen streets, for a second ceremony.  The procession will then move makai to Halekauwila Street and then mauka on Punchbowl Street to Honolulu Hale for a formal ceremony.

           

The program at Honolulu Hale will take place at the eternal flame on the front lawn.  The service will include wreath-laying and recognition of the Honolulu Emergency Services Department and Department of Emergency Management.  There will be music by the Royal Hawaiian Band and a display of fire trucks, ambulances, and other emergency vehicles.

 

            Participants are encouraged to bring flashlights.  Parking will be available at the Civic Center parking structure; enter from South Beretania Street.

 

            The Mayor’s Remembrance Walk grew out of a call for freedom walks nationwide to observe the anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

 

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Contact:

Michael Pili Pang, 768-6622

Dymian Racoma, 768-5288